Gay Hate Crime Is a Thing of the Past; Why Does the Gay Lobby Wish It Wasn’t?

AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis
AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis

Poor Eamonn Holmes! He didn’t know what hit him this morning, when I appeared on Sky News to reveal the awkward truth that gay “hate crime” is basically a thing of the past.

I’d been asked to comment on a new report from some awful northern former polytechnic (probably) claiming that there’s an epidemic of gay bashing in rural England. My reaction was as baffled and contemptuous as I imagine yours will be.

Now, I don’t blame Eamonn at all for being a bit shocked or repeatedly reminding viewers that he was talking to a gay journalist, because simple truths like these have become something of a rarity in the media. Common sense is, like, sooo over. Mealy-mouthed faux-victimhood is the order of the day in television studios.

Of course, when the sensible non-London majority put down their tins of sheep dip and found their battered old iPhone 4s, the initial pearl-clutching and gasps of horror from hysterical gay campaigners was drowned out by a lot of praise. I hate to be immodest, obviously, but here are some typical comments.

The gay rights movement is, it seems to me, looking increasingly shrill and desperate. It has given up looking for queer-bashing in the countryside and is now bravely venturing into the villages and hamlets of southern England to root out all those virulently homophobic pensioners living in cottages and reclaimed vicarages.

All I can say is: bitch, please. The only thing this attack on rural England really demonstrates is that the metropolitan liberal left still hates England outside of the M25. (Unless it’s a self-pitying northern craphole like Liverpool or Newcastle, obviously.)

The assorted publicly funded apparatus of the gay rights movement, with all its attendant charities, think tanks and sympathetic university professors, is lashing out at ordinary people in a last-ditch bid to remain relevant, when the ugly truth is: there’s no reason for organisations like Stonewall to exist any more.

Frankly, I wish there were a bit more gay-bashing going on. Or, well, at least the threat of it. Obviously I don’t want anyone to actually get hurt, but perhaps if the gay establishment weren’t so sure of itself it wouldn’t go around bullying Christian bakeries and policing other people’s speech – using precisely the tactics once used against it.

I tell you: if I’d known other gays were going to be like this, I’d have stayed in the bloody closet.

I implore you to watch what so many Sky News viewers rightly hailed this morning as a triumph of common sense over politically correct establishment narrative, if only because it at least demonstrates that you can, occasionally, see someone on the news who speaks like a human being.

But enough self-congratulation. Your turn to flatter me in the comment section.


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